Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A to Z Booklover

I saw this on Beth's blog and since I am such a reader I borrowed it.

Author you read the most books from: Looking at my shelves this could be one of several authors--Nora Roberts, Amanda Quick, David Eddings--if an author is good, I read everything I can from them. 
Best Sequel ever: Polgara the Sorceress, sequel to Belgarath the Sorcerer from David Eddings. These are actually prequels to the Belgariad and Mallorean series.
Currently Reading: The Girls of Atomic City and Dirty Little Secrets of World War II. I'm on a bit of a WWII kick after having read Monuments Men.
Drink of chioce while reading: Ice water anymore, but sometimes tea. It used to be Crystal light, but the artificial flavoring was giving me head aches.
E-reader or Physical book: I'll read either.  I love the feel of a book, but also like the instant access to several books that an e-reader gives me.
Fictional character you would have actually dated in high school: Um, well, being shy, introverted and really nerdy in high school, I didn't really date and can't think of anyone I would have dated from the fictional world, not that I didn't read my share of romances, but it was the late 80s and the heros in most romances were kind of jerks.
Glad you gave this book a chance: The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey. I picked this book up at the book store on a whim and fell in love with it.  I've probably read it 20 times.  It was in the fantasy section, not romance and at the time I was reading mostly romance so it was not my usual reading materiel.
Hidden gem book: Warrior by Zoe Archer.  This is the first of a four book set and it has adventure, magic, and steampunk elements and is great fun.
Important moment in your reading life: The day, in youth group, when my youth pastor handed me the Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings.  It introduced me to the fantasy genre and I fell in love with David Eddings books. I expanded my reading horizons beyond the young adult reading section and began looking for good books, regardless of genre.
Just finished: Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel.
Kinds of books you won't read: Self help, horror, dense self important books.  I want to be entertained when I read.  I'm not out to be preached at or made to feel bad, so I aim for the books I find fun and entertaining.
Longest book you've read: I've read several long books--Gone With the Wind, any Jean M. Auel book, various WWII books, I'm not sure which was the longest.
Major book hangover because of: Well recently, I haven't had much book hangover, but when David Eddings was publishing new books, I could get book hangovers reading those books for the first time.
Number of bookcases you own: Four at present. Each filled full.
One book you've read multiple times: I have to pick just one?  Well the book I have probably read the most is Polgara the Sorceress.  It's a comfort read and one I can read to quiet my mind when insomnia hits.
Preferred place to read: Any comfortable place will do.  A cozy chair with good light and a place to put my drink down close at hand.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read: I can never remember quotes.
Reading regret: I have few of these.  If a book doesn't interest me, I don't read it or finish it. I guess a regret I do have is that I don't have more time to read.  Kids will do that to you.
Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series): I am a glommer.  If a series catches my attention, I read everything.  I'm waiting for some series to be published, but nothing that I'm just waiting to find or buy.
Three of your all time favorite books: The Fairy Godmother, Polgara the Sorceress, and Gone With the Wind.
Unapologetic fan-girl for: Zoe Archer and Gail Carriager.  Both write steampunk books with a bit of magic and paranormal.  Very fun.
Very excited for this release more than all the others: The new Amanda Quick  book: Otherwise Engaged and the new Lynsay Sands book: Vampire Most Wanted (she's the only vampire author I read).
Worst bookish habit: Dog-earring pages for a marker.  I can never keep track of a book mark and a dog-ear will always be there.
X marks the spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Imponderables by David Feldman. I picked the non fiction bookshelf.
Your latest book purchase: Monuments Men.
ZZZ snatcher book (the book that kept you up WAY late): With kids I'm not one to stay up late anymore reading, at least not very late.  Monuments Men did keep me reading somewhat past my bedtime.

Feel free to borrow.  I love reading and read a wide variety of books, history, romance, fantasy, non fiction, cookbooks, true crime, mystery, adventure, what ever catches my interest. I also love sharing a good story, which is why I am the book on tape when we road trip. Do you enjoy reading?


  1. Oh how I wish I had the money to buy all the books I wanted and then the time to read them. Very little in life is a great as a good book!

  2. This is a fun one to fill out for a fan of books and reading! I'll have to bookmark it to do some time. I enjoyed reading your answers!!


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